Savings Champion is proud to unveil the list of winners and highly commended for its first ever Annual Awards.
We’re delighted to recognise the key players in the savings market in what has been an extremely challenging 12 months for savers.
It’s been difficult for savers to find a half decent return on their nest egg, but some banks and building societies have to be singled out for offering the most competitive deals.
We eat, drink and sleep savings and know the market inside out, so we thought the timing was right for us to launch our own version of the savings ‘golden globes’.
We were keen to differentiate our awards to look at not only providers offering competitive products to new savers but we’ve also included an award acknowledging those providers supporting their existing customers.
We strive to make it easier for savers to pick through the poor value deals and home in on the savings accounts and providers offering some of the most competitive deals in the savings market.
The comprehensive and detailed awards selection process involved weekly reviews of the savings market for each category choosing only those providers who offered some of the best rates on the market for a sustained period during 2013.
The winners and highly commended providers of the 2014 SavingsChampion.co.uk awards are listed online and below.
WINNERS & HIGHLY COMMENDED :
Best Easy Access Account Provider
WINNER= Virgin Money
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Coventry Building Society
Best Notice Account Provider
WINNER= Shawbrook Bank
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Investec
Best Variable Rate Cash ISA Provider
WINNER = Nationwide
HIGHLY COMMENDED = NS&I
Best Fixed Rate Cash ISA Provider
WINNER = Halifax
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Skipton BS
Best Junior Cash ISA Provider
WINNER = Danske Bank
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Halifax
Best Children’s Account Provider
WINNER = Halifax
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Skipton Building Society
Best Fixed Rate Bond Provider
WINNER = Shawbrook Bank
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Vanquis Bank
Best Regular Savings Account Provider
WINNER = Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
HIGHLY COMMENDED = First Direct
Best Savings Provider for Existing Customers
WINNER = Metro Bank
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Buckinghamshire Building Society & Hanley Economic Building Society
Best High Interest Paying Current Account for Savers
WINNER = Santander 123 Account
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Lloyds – Vantage Account
Best Business Savings Account Provider
WINNER = Aldermore
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Shawbrook Bank
Best Charity Savings Account Provider
WINNER = United Trust Bank
HIGHLY COMMENDED = Virgin Money
Best Affinity Account Provider
WINNER = Coventry Building Society
Savings Innovation Award
WINNER = Skipton Building Society – Limited Edition 7 Year Fixed Rate Bond